Coconut Palm Sugar Squares

Coconut Palm Sugar Squares


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • sugar to taste
  • 2 package of agar-agar (non flavored)
  • 1/4 cup shaved palm sugar ( add more if like sweet) or brown sugar if you can not find palm sugar
  • 1 young coconut (meat, slice)
  • water


  1. In a pot, prepare 1 package of agar-agar, following package instructions.
  2. Once at a boil, add the shaved palm sugar.
  3. Prepare a square 5″ height glass pan, pour in the palm sugar agar-agar mixture, add coconut meat.
  4. Let it cool until almost set.
  5. In another pot, prepare another package of agar-agar. Replace the water in this batch with the coconut milk. If you need to, add water until you have 3 cups of fluid.
  6. Add sugar to taste, bring to boil and add pinch of salt.
  7. Remove from heat, and let cool a small bit. Pour on top of palm sugar mixture.
  8. Allow everything to cool completely, then move to the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until everything is completely firm.
  9. Serve cold.

Recipe adapted from and photo credit: marykal77 on nibbledish / CC BY-SA

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